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Published on August 14, 2019
Oklahoma City's top-ranked form of exercise — and where to sweat it out in stylePhoto: Grand Master Won's Taekwondo/Yelp

What does Oklahoma City have in common with Philadelphia, San Diego, Dallas and Jacksonville?

According to our analysis of ClassPass reservation data, those cities all share the same top-ranked form of exercise: martial arts.

Want to know where to go when it comes to Oklahoma City's highest volume workout? Here are the top-rated martial arts classes in the city, based on data from Yelp, Facebook and ClassPass. (Bonus: You can try them all out if you're a member of ClassPass, a monthly fitness membership that provides access to thousands of different studios, gyms and wellness offerings.)

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Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy

14701 N. Kelley Ave.


Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy is the city's favorite martial arts gym by the numbers, with four stars out of one review on ClassPass, five stars out of one review on Yelp and 4,628 fans on Facebook.

"Professor Seth Norman teaches his students with a 'can-do' attitude and takes pride in watching them grow as individuals through the training of martial arts," according to the business's Yelp page. 

"At OMA we are proud to help you become the best version of yourself not only on the mats but off the mats as well," its Yelp page continues. "We offer classes for the entire family ages 3 and older. With classes in Brazilian jiujitsu, mixed martial arts, boxing, kickboxing and self-defense, we know you will find the class that is just right for you."

Check out reviews of Oklahoma Martial Arts Academy's classes on ClassPass here.

Grand Master Won's Taekwondo

10801 S. Sunnylane Road

Photo: Grand Master Won's Taekwondo/Yelp

Also among Oklahoma City's favorites is Grand Master Won's Taekwondo, with four stars out of one review on Yelp and 194 fans on Facebook.

"Great Grandmaster Won holds many esteemed positions as a leader in the Korean martial arts community," states the business's ClassPass profile. "Through his vision and leadership, he has cultivated an environment of healthy, friendly competition and family values where all can excel to be their best."

Learn more about Grand Master Won's Taekwondo's classes on ClassPass here.

National Karate

6903 N.W. Expressway

National Karate | Photo: ClassPass

With five stars out of one review on Yelp and 544 fans on Facebook, National Karate has garnered plenty of local fans.

"National Karate was founded in 1974 by Grandmaster Jim Butin," the business says on its Yelp page. "Before starting his school, he was a world champion in bare knuckle karate. Mr. Butin has taught thousands of people in our community and has made a huge impact in the lives of many students."

"We specialize in children's classes, improving coordination, balance, self-control, respect and self-defense skills," its Yelp page continues. "Our adult classes are a combination of karate and kickboxing, with an emphasis on fitness."

Check out reviews of National Karate's selection of classes on ClassPass here.

Golden Tiger Martial Arts

10400 S. Western Ave., Suite 1

Golden Tiger Martial Arts | Photo: ClassPass

With 4.5 stars out of 17 reviews on Yelp and 370 fans on Facebook, Golden Tiger Martial Arts holds its own among the competition.

"Lose weight, look great, feel great and live longer," the business says on its ClassPass profile. "There are no age limits to practice taekwondo."

Open since 2017, Golden Tiger Martial Arts specializes in family taekwondo and children's classes, per its Yelp page. 

Read reviews of Golden Tiger Martial Arts' classes on ClassPass here.

Poos Taekwondo

40 N.W. 144th Circle

Poos Taekwondo | Photo: ClassPass

With five stars out of three reviews on ClassPass, 4.5 stars out of three reviews on Yelp and 960 fans on Facebook, Poos Taekwondo is another popular local pick. It's the top martial arts gym in the entire Oklahoma City metro area, according to ClassPass' rankings.

"Since 1975, Poos Taekwondo ... has been providing quality instruction in martial arts, teaching the ancient Korean art of self-defense and an exciting modern Olympic sport," explains the business's ClassPass profile. "Current USA Olympic and National team Coach Jason Poos and the over 20 instructors will ensure you and your child learn taekwondo in a safe, fun and focused environment."

Learn more about Poos Taekwondo's different classes on ClassPass here.

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